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USS Columbus (CG 12) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Columbus (CG 12). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 351 crew members registered for the USS Columbus (CG 12).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Edwards, SteveFTM21970 – 1974T7A great ship and crew at a strange time in the world. We definitely were underway most of the time! I would like to hear from my old shipmates in T7 Division.
Cleveland, GeorgeIC11970 – 1971E
Mannon, RobertMM 41970 – Jul 10, 1972A
Bernabela, DarrylSN1970 – 19732nd were is bm2 brown has any body seen him
Camper, AllenE-2 MM1970 – 1972MMI was known Reb, because i was from Ricmond Va.
Wittkowski, DavidCS3Jan 1970 – Nov 1972S2
Norris, RichardE-3Mar 1970 – Dec 1970S-1The Columbus was a great ship and I value the time I was aboard. I worked with a great group of guys.
Tranger, William DavidBT2Mar 1970 – Mar 1971Engineering
Widuta, Robert DutamanRM2Mar 10, 1970 – Mar 1, 1971CRI came aboard im march of 70 along with ppl like Joe Blair, Dave Schultz, John Ametage. So my one and only trip across the pond was a good one. with surprizingly good weather, and some great pics also
Smith, JerryFTM2Mar 20, 1970 – Jul 1, 1973T-3First ship...first time overseas...first time for a lot of things..good times, good shipmates, and memories. shooting missiles the day my daughter was born.
Collins, MichaelETR2Mar 22, 1970 – Jul 15, 1973OETech for the aft SPS-30 and SPS-10 RADAR
Myers, ArthurGMM3Mar 23, 1970 – May 25, 1973T - 4Very fond memories of my time on The Tall Lady. Looking to hear from any of my old shipmates. Robert, Gary, Steve, Frank or Mike are you out there?
Jackson, JohnYN3Mar 26, 1970 – 1973XAfter looking back, I had an outstanding aboard the Tall Lady, Any one remember BM Stillwell, or YN1 Beckwith
Michalski, VaughnE4 HULL TECHApr 1970 – Nov 1974R
Whited, JamesFTM3Apr 1970 – Aug 1973T3Lots of good time on the Columbus.
Havlick, AlanSKNApr 1970 –S1
Jones, DavidBM3Apr 1970 – Jun 19721st,2nd,3rdSeeing pictures of the Tall Lady brought about a rush of great memories.I served in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Divisions but I made friends in every div on the ship. I am currently in NW Arkansas retired for the 2nd time.
Brown, KenDKCSMay 1970 – May 1972S-4I enjoyed my time aboard the "Tall Lady."
Rosario, JoseSH3May 12, 1970 – Jan 31, 1975ShipservicemanSome of the best times of my life. I'm looking forward to hearing from my Puerto Rican brothers. I had Opened the first P.R. eatery in Norfork in 1980. La Casita Restaurant.
Wiercinski, JosephBMSNMay 15, 1970 – Mar 16, 19732ndhad the best time of my life on the tall lady .Andrewski, Maclamore,Denny, Swede,the jones, Black wand the rest where the hell are you and the famous never got on liberty J T Rummel. Retired now and having a good life ...............
Shandrow, StevenFTM1May 19, 1970 – Nov 30, 1972T3In charge of Dir 1
Dreisbach, MarkERT2May 21, 1970 – Aug 12, 1972OEWORKED ON THE ANSPS-30 RADAR AND IFF SYSTEM.I REALLY ENJOYED ALL THE FOREIGN PORTS ESPECIALLY BARCELONA SPAIN.REFRESHER TRAINING IN CUBA WAS AWSOME.
Kukla, StanleyFTG3Jun 1970 – Dec 19726Came aboard after serving on a destroyer for 2 years. Loved the time I spent on the tall lady.Almost reinlisted to stay on the ship, but didn't. I could kick myself in the can now. I was just young and stupid.
Loos, PaulEMFNJul 1970 – Mar 4, 1973EI served with some good guys aboard the Columbus.
Edson, Wayne "eddy"EM 1Jul 1970 – 1972
Day, WillisE5/SK2Jul 1970 – Jan 1971StorekeeperEnjoyed the cruise to the Med and all the fellows I served with. Especially enjoyed our stops in Italy and France. My last Christmas and New Years in the Navy where in Vila France.
Howell, Gregg/ DukeDT3Jul 5, 1970 – Dec 1, 1972H&DLoved the Columbus !!
Burchett Jr, FredFNJul 15, 1970 – Jan 9, 1974WORK IN THE ENGINEERING OFFICEi REPORTED ABOARD WHILE THE SHIP WAS IS DRY DOCK. IT WAS REALLY A ERRIE FEELING. DID 3 MO OF MESS COOKING. THEN REPORTED TO THE ENGINEERING OFFICE WHER LT COMMANDER C.H. LEWIS ASK ME IF I COULD TYPE. SO THAT MY STORY.
Milam, RobertFTM1Jul 25, 1970 – Jun 23, 1971T-1Serving aboard the Columbus was a great experience.
Baldwin, JamesCPLAug 1970 – Jul 1972MARINE DETACHMENTGreat Adventure THE TALL LADY SEMPER FI
Alls, Jr., WillieGMG3Aug 1970 – Jun 19726th DivisionLooking to contact USS Columbus sailors who served from 1970 to 1972. I served with Earl ~Marshall from Cleveland, Marc Caldwel from Mansfield and Thomas Morton from Columbus.
McGee, RonaldCS3Sep 1970 – Dec 16, 1971S6Cook CPO Mess,Friends Jim Masters.Steve Cohen,John Vogel,left ship dec. 17.1970 bound for Mississippi. Phone 601-750-6652
Moulton, RichieCYN3Sep 1, 1970 – Dec 20, 1971CRServiced on USS WRIGHT CC2 prior to boarding USS COLUMBUS for pending Med Cruise
Turcotte, KenCS3Oct 10, 1970 – Jan 17, 1973S-6Just looking for old friends that served aboard from 1970 to 1973. The old home boys from Florida and the ones I meet while serving.
Brown, TomEMFN1971 – 1973E
Brombach, TomMM31971 – 1973MI had zippers on my stripes but sure had a lot of fun on the Tall Lady
Loos, PaulEMFN1971 – 1973E-Division
Helman, DennieE4 ETN31971 – 1973Elevtronics
Shangraw, RonaldSNJan 1971 – Nov 30, 19724th deckforce Great memories Med cruise 1972. Looking for Jim Gilligan and Terry Bachman
Keill, RobertE-3 RADIOMANJan 2, 1971 – Nov 28, 1973RadikomanI had a great time on 2 med cruises.
Marotz, Thomas (Red)BT-2Jan 15, 1971 – Apr 15, 1975"B 2 FIREROOMWENT THE MED TWO TIMES EVERYONE KNEW ME AS RED , I HAD A GREAT BUNCH TO WORK AND PLAY WITH . I STAYED ON BOARD TO HELP LAY HER AWAY
Feeney, JohnRM2Jan 21, 1971 – Jul 7, 1974Cr - CommunicationsIt seems like only yesterday comiing home from her last Med Cruise
Laverriere, BobSK3Feb 1971 – Apr 1972S-1Truly enjoyed my tour aboard the Tall Lady. If either SN Alan Havlik or Chief Jones (formerly of the S-1 Division) are around, please contact me.
Martin John, JrMM3Feb 1, 1971 – Jan 1, 1973M #2 geno gangBest tour of duty I spent with the Navy.
Schmidt, JoeFT-GFeb 15, 1971 – Jun 6, 19746thThe Tall Lady was in drydock in Portsmouth when I came aboard. Six weeks at GTMO. Two Med Cruises. Left shortly after she was notified of being decomissioned. I still remeber every nook and cranny. She was home for three years.
Bryant, BobBT2Mar 1, 1971 – Oct 10, 1974B-Div.Had some great times on the cruises.
Sloan, HarlanRM SNApr 1971 – Aug 31, 1973cr
Harwood, JohnFN - IC2Apr 1, 1971 – Jun 1, 19743rd IC ShopBoarded @ Portsmouth Ship Yard '71 dry dock, wow the TALL LADY! Served 3rd Div (painted most of the hull)& almost became BM3, trans to E-Div IC Shop, made IC2, worked Closed Circuit TV studio until decom '74. Two Med cruises, Great Ship, Gre
Mansel, Russel David ManselL/CPLMay 1971 – Jul 1973mardetgood times good friends
Montgomery, RonBTMay 3, 1971 – Jun 28, 1972# 4 Fireroom
Hecker, LansingENSIGNJun 1971 – Nov 1972XGreat ship and crew. X Div. had one of the first CCTV stations and it was a wonderful diversion for the officers and crew. Sorry to hear it was scrapped.
Wagner, KurtRM2Jun 1971 – Feb 1973CRI worked in tech control in CR division. I made Med cruises, visited Haiti, and completed refresher training in Cuba. Still think of many friends I came in contact with while aboard. Blue skies and smooth sailing to all!
Tabb, GregOS3Jun 1971 – Jun 1975OIThought it was great being an OS. When I first came into the OI division the rate was still RD and called radarmen. Thought the Med. cruises were also great.
Harwood, JohnFN, IC3, IC2Jun 1, 1971 – Jun 1, 1974E - IC GangLooking for the IC gang from 1971-1974, I took CCTV Plat school at Great Lakes & we installed/setup one of the very first CCTV studios in the fleet. Part of the Decommissioning Crew 1974. Went back aboard 1976 for parts.
Clappison, JohnSDJun 10, 1971 – Jun 29, 1973S-5
Dunsmoor, Ronald FuzzyRM3Jun 23, 1971 – Jun 22, 1973C-1 RadiomanWant to say hi to my fellow shipmates, a great group to spend two years with
Owens, TomHM 3Jun 23, 1971 – May 23, 1975MedicalCompleted a med cruise on the USS Columbus CG -12 1973 to 1974
Smith, CliffordBoiler 3rd classJul 1971 – Jul 1973B
Sandhofner, Jay / SandyETR2Jul 20, 1971 – May 31, 1975OE DivI cursed when I found out I had to go to Norfolk, I'm a west coast boy, but the Med/Caribbean sure beat carrier duty in Vietnam/Philippines.
Steidel, DaveYN3Aug 1971 – Jul 1973XGreat time with a great bunch of sailors. Worked in library and did sports news on the shipboard TV station. Loved the Med cruise and trips to GITMO. Nothing like being at sea!
Martukanitz, RichE3Sep 6, 1971 – May 9, 1973CRHave alot a great memories while onboard.
Crumb, MerleGMM2Sep 21, 1971 – Jul 21, 1974forward missile houseBeing aboard ship was the best. Got married in 71 and brought Bev to Athens for 2 weeks. Served with a lot of great guys. Went to a lot of good resturants all over med. Sorry to see ship decom. wish i could get a piece.
Vollgraff, SamEM3Oct 4, 1971 – Nov 8, 1974EIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times. NO! It was the best of times. I remember my days on that ship like it was yesterday. I hope all of my former shipmates are well in in good health. My best to you all.
Ellington, Joel (Duke)HT3Oct 15, 1971 – Jul 9, 1973ROn board for next to last Med cruise. Looking for info. on 2006 reunion and anyone in Engineeing who was on board when I was.
Mahoney, Robertrd-os3Nov 1971 – Jul 1, 1974OIcame aboard just before the ride up river to dry dock.after refitting down to gitmo.2 criuses to the med. alot of great friendships.second criuse was almost west-pac.heavy white water to the 08 level coming home.Have pic

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